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Height 4 feet
c. 530 BCE
(The Acropolis Museum, Athens)
The Peplos Kore, a dedication on the Athenian Acropolis provides, as her name
implies, an example of a kore wearing the peplos, in this instance over a
chiton, the close set folds of which appear at the bottom of the figure. Dated
around 530 BCE., she is among the last korai to wear the peplos.
Smaller than lifesize and richly decorated with paint, of which much is still visible on
hair and eyes and clothing, her formal simplicity is modified through subtle
asymmetries of slightly turned head, barely advanced foot and shoulder. The
left forearm carrying the gift was worked separately.
© Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe